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We’re in the thick of fall photo season over here, and that means a LOT of you are pulling together outfits for your family portraits! While I help my clients with this, if you’re shopping on your own I thought I’d share my favorite fall dresses for family photos that stores have in stock TODAY. […]

Three Nordstrom Dresses for Family Photos

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to hire a professional makeup artist for your family photo session, my answer is always YES! This question comes up a lot in my pre-session consultations as clients decide what sort of experience they’d like. I wanted to take a minute to round up my favorite resources about […]

headshot of samantha shannon with makeup by portland makeup artist allelu beauty

As you’re trying to figure out what to wear for your next family photos, a good place to start is to figure out your best colors for family pictures outside. Once you have a color palette in mind, it’s usually much easier to shop for clothing for pictures. I’ve rounded up my eight favorite outdoor […]

Family photo with burnt orange, olive, and cream color palette

September’s almost here, and whether you’re deep in the trenches of back to school clothes shopping or just starting to think about family pictures coming up this fall, I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing my favorite finds for picture-worthy kids clothes in Portland, from the best local boutiques for baby clothing. My favorite kids […]

Have a family photo session coming up? The good news: it doesn’t have to be overwhelming to prepare for it. The even better news? I’ve rounded up my best blog posts on things to consider as you prepare for your family pictures. Read on for help choosing a location, selecting wardrobe, and getting your family […]

light and airy family photo session

Friends, I’m so excited today to feature a post from an incredible personal stylist in Portland, Grace Thomas of Builtgracefully. She’s wonderful at curating classic, minimal outfits that flatter each person’s figure and reflect their own personality.    _____     3 Favorite Brands to Shop from a Personal Stylist in Portland   You’ve booked […]

Three dresses by Lulu's recommended by Portland personal stylist Grace Thomas of Built Gracefully

You’ve probably landed here because you’re looking for casual spring family photo outfits. In particular, a much requested favorite: women’s pants for photoshoots. You’re in luck! While I write often about my favorite dresses for family photo sessions, I’ve had so many requests to include women’s pants options that I thought I’d write a quick […]

casual spring family photo outfits with white shirt and jeans family photos

If you’re struggling to figure out what to wear for maternity photos this spring, today’s post is for you! One of the things I’ve been busy with in the off season has been adding new pieces to The Client Closet and updating the links for client style boards. Every booked SSP client gets a personalized […]

what to wear for spring maternity family photos light tans and browns

If you’re anything like me, finding something to wear for your photo session can be a little overwhelming. I go through my closet first, usually, and everything is your standard mom-wear: t-shirts, shorts, and jeans. But I think portrait sessions are really a great time to dress up a little bit! A swishy dress adds […]

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Oh friends, this session! The adorable family. The light. The dog. The swishy dress. The perfect little cheeks on the baby. I can’t even. Megan contacted me for light and airy family photos and I loved working with her on all the details to make that happen! We chose a field in summertime for the […]

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